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We have reached the NFL playoffs. It was an unusual season that faced a lot of challenges, but the NFL was able to complete the season and play all 256 games. Now it’s time for the final 14 teams to face off and it starts with Wild Card Weekend.
Featured this week are divisional opponents who will face each other for the second time in seven days and a rematch of a game in last year’s playoffs where the heavily-favored team was upset at home. Let’s check out the best bets for Wild Card Weekend.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Buffalo Bills (-6)
Saturday 1:05 P.M. EST
The Bills are one of the hottest teams coming into the game with six straight wins, scoring over 30 in four of those games, and covering the spread in eight consecutive games. The Colts have won four out of their last five games, but are just 1-5 against the spread. Josh Allen has this Buffalo team peaking at the right moment, and that’s important at this time in the year. With how well they’re playing, the Bills could even exploit a Colts defense that began to struggle later in the season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Football Team (+7.5)
Saturday 8:15 P.M. EST
The Buccaneers are a better football team than Washington, but it may not necessarily mean they’ll win this game. For all the magic Tom Brady has produced during his playoff career, he’s also failed a few times.
We’ve seen Tampa Bay look great on offense, but we’ve also seen them struggle against good defenses like the two losses to New Orleans, and losses to Chicago, and the Los Angeles Rams. Washington has allowed the second-fewest total yards-per-game this season and the fourth-fewest points-per-game, the Football Team is absolutely up to the challenge. What will make it tough is the offense; the Football Team scored the eighth-fewest points this season and although the Bucs defense can be inconsistent at times, they’re still very talented. Chase Young and this Washington defense will keep this game close.
Baltimore Ravens vs Tennessee Titans (Over 54.5)
Sunday 1:05 P.M. EST
Both of these teams have the most electric run games in the league. The Ravens had the highest run play percentage this season with the backfield of JK Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Lamar Jackson while Tennessee has Derrick Henry coming off a 2,000+ yard rushing season.
Ryan Tannehill has continued to be an efficient quarterback for the Titans, and although Jackson didn’t have a season like his 2019 MVP campaign, he still has made an impact in the passing game which includes a 40 or more yard pass in three of the last four games. These two teams match up well, we saw it in Tennessee’s upset win in last year’s playoff game and again during their matchup this year, these two teams are going to be trading points throughout this game.
Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (-6)
Sunday 8:15 P.M. EST
The Steelers and Browns will face each other in back-to-back weeks. Cleveland edged out Pittsburgh in Week 17 28-24, but this was a game where a majority of starters didn’t play much, including Ben Roethlisberger who was inactive. The Browns will be at a massive disadvantage as several players and head coach Steve Stefanski will miss the game due to testing positive for COVID-19 and the team facility has been closed all week. Although the Steelers struggled the last few weeks, they should be able to handle the Browns.
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